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need help fitting mccall 6118
too big on the side
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Date: 4/11/13 0:07 AM

I made up a muslin for this. I cut a 16 and graded to 12 down the side. The facing and side seam are huge, like 4 inches. The sleeve fits fine, so I'm afraid if I just make it smaller all around, the sleeve won't fit. Do I just take in the difference on the side and grade down?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/78630609@N06/8639625140/in/photostream/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/78630609@N06/8639625140/in/photostream/

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Date: 4/11/13 1:44 AM

Another thought. Could I take in 1 inch from center front and 1 inch from center back to make up for the 2 inch difference in the side seams? Then also shortened the facing on the side by 2 inches?

This fitting thing is tough......

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Date: 4/11/13 8:35 AM

Can you post a few more pictures? A full frontal would help. What cup size are you? You might be able to go down a size or two in the pattern and do a Full Bust Adjustment(FBA).

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Date: 4/11/13 10:39 AM

More photos would be helpful, you can't tell much by seeing the edge of the side seam.

I suspect that the PP is correct you need a much smaller size and a FBA. Maybe an increase to the arms if you need.

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Date: 4/11/13 1:05 PM

Hello JTink,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/78630609@N06/8639625140/in/photostream/

I had this pic in my original post. My cup size is B. It fits well over the shoulder and armhole. If I make it smaller all over, I'm afraid it won't fit in the shoulder.

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Date: 4/11/13 2:07 PM

That is the same photo, close up of the side seam pinned.

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1968 Kenmore 158. (AKA The Hulk)
Bernina 230
Janome 6600 (for sale)
Janome 7700
Juki 600
Elna serger
Kenmore serger
Janome 1000 CoverStitch
Juki 8500 Industerial

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Date: 4/11/13 2:39 PM

Sorry about that. Just learning how to post a pic.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/78630609@N06/8638521687/in/photostream/

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Date: 4/11/13 3:51 PM

That one takes me to a log in screen.


I don't use fliker so I can't help with photo posting, it's pretty simple from photobucket.

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1968 Kenmore 158. (AKA The Hulk)
Bernina 230
Janome 6600 (for sale)
Janome 7700
Juki 600
Elna serger
Kenmore serger
Janome 1000 CoverStitch
Juki 8500 Industerial

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Date: 4/11/13 4:11 PM

I'm so sorry. I can't gain access to your pictures either

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Date: 4/11/13 4:12 PM

Hi mgmsrk1,

I will try one more time. I went to photobucket instead.



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